Neurology

Skills

The Neurological Examination for Family Physicians

Friday, November 24
8:00 AM - 11:45 AM

This session will consist of an interactive demonstration of the basic neurological examination. Emphasis will be on technique rather than on interpretation of signs. The principal objective will be acquisition of skills for performing a time-efficient, reliable examination applicable to a wide variety of neurological problems. Also included will be a quick neurological exam suitable for patients otherwise acutely ill that can be performed in less than five minutes.

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Duncan McIlraith

Neurologist
THE OTTAWA HOSPITAL, HOPITAL MONTFORT, UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA

Dr. Duncan McIlraith completed his BSc in biochemistry and his MD at the University of Ottawa. After internship at the Ottawa Civic Hospital he pursued additional studies in mathematics and engineering, also at the University of Ottawa. He went on to do two years of internal medicine residency at the University of Alberta and his residency in neurology at McGill University. This was followed by a fellowship in stroke at the Montreal General Hospital, with additional studies in theoretical epidemiology at McGill University. He has since held a faculty appointment at the University of Alberta and is currently appointed to the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, where he is actively involved in student and resident teaching. Dr. McIlraith holds staff appointments at the Ottawa Hospital and the Montfort Hospital. His practice is primarily focused on acute care, hospital-based neurology.

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